According to Environment Canada, winter weather is on the this week. Ahead of a rollercoaster forecast, a Special Weather Statement has been issued for all of Southern Manitoba.

"The unseasonably mild weather that has distinguished so much of this February will give way to active winter weather early this week," explained the forecaster in the statement's most recent update. "An intense, fast moving Alberta clipper system is forecast to develop Sunday night and cross the Prairies on Monday."

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So far, southern Saskatchewan and most of southern Manitoba should avoid the heavier snow forecast to the north. Even so, a wintery mix of lighter precipitation including freezing rain will be possible Sunday night and Monday morning.

And speaking of that rollercoaster, while daytime highs later on Monday will be well above the freezing mark, temperatures will plummet rapidly once the clipper passes by.

"Strong northerly winds gusting to 70 km/h will develop in the wake of the system, and morning low temperatures on Tuesday will be closing in on the -20 degree Celsius mark along with wind chill values in the -30 to -35 range," said the statement. "The bitter cold looks to last a couple days before moderating late next week."

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Additional warnings and advisories may be issued as the event approaches.